7 Lincolnshire festivals and events still to look forward to this summer

Summer has now arrived safely and the children have said goodbye to their vacation, thoughts are starting to turn to what is to come.

With the Heckington Show over, you might think this summer we’re running out of festivals and events to enjoy.

Fortunately, this is not the case and there is still much to be expected.

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Below are just seven of the major festivals and events that are coming up in the next few months.

Lincoln Imp Trail

Where? Lincoln

When? Saturday 3rd July – Wednesday 8th September

What is it? You may have noticed that downtown Lincoln was recently taken over by Imps. Postponed from last year, Lincoln BIG organizers announced that over 30 sculptures will be placed around town for people to enjoy. After the climax of the trail, the imps will be auctioned for the St. Barnabas charity. This includes our Community Imp, which is being fixed after being damaged last week.

One of the Lincoln Imps in downtown

Big nineties festival

Where? Lincolnshire Showground

When? Saturday July 31st

What is it? One for those of you who love your nostalgic acts as the Big Nineties Festival returns to Lincolnshire this weekend. Acts include Baby D, Big Brovaz & Booty Luv, Kelly Llorrena, Leeroy Thornhill of Prodigy, N-Trance, Rozalla and Ultrabeat (Ian Redman and MC Cover). If 1990s music isn’t your thing, Chase and Status will be performing a set on the showground the day before, Friday July 30th.

Firefly Festival

Where? Thoresby Park

When? Saturday August 14th – Sunday August 15th

What is it? Just across the border in Nottinghamshire, the Gloworm Festival describes itself as the “one and only family festival”. There are acts for the whole family sponsored by Playmobil. On the bill for the weekend are n-trance, Dr. Ranj and his Teddy Bear Hospital, Paw Patrol, Mr. Blobby and Paul Chuckle included.

Lincs festival

Where? Lincolnshire Showground

When? Sunday 15th August

What is it? The Lincolnshire Show may be canceled again this year due to the pandemic, but the Lincs Fest is held instead to celebrate all the great things this county has to offer. The day features local food and drink, spectacular performances and traditional fairground attractions.

SO festival

Where? Mablethorpe and Skegness

When? Friday 20th August – Sunday 22nd August

What is it? This international street art festival offers a variety of outdoor entertainment and takes place in both Mablethorpe and Skegness. The aim of the festival is to increase engagement and interest in art among the least committed people. It was canceled last year, but instead they held a SOfa festival.

Lost Village

Where? Norton Disney

When? Thursday, August 26th – Saturday, August 28th

What is it? The small village of Norton Disney near Lincoln will once again be home to Lost Village. The festival sees a range of acts from the world of music and comedy on stage. So far, the Bombay Bicycle Club, Arlo Parks, Russell Kane and Ed Gamble have been announced as appearances.

Lost village festival

Lost Village music festival at Norton Disney, near Lincoln

Reggae and Ska Festival

Where? Skegness

When? Friday September 17th – Sunday September 19th

What is it? However, it was postponed earlier this summer, after the lockdown restrictions were relaxed on Monday 19th July, the Skegness reggae and ska festival will now take place in September. Located on Scarborough Avenue, road closures await as Caribbean food stalls, outdoor bars and entertainment options move to the seaside town.

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